Standup ‘69 plays indie rock music, with both a poppy and noisey cutting edge. The music blends steady drums,
samples, ethereal guitar/synth textures and haunting vocals into dynamic and dreamy songs, all topped with
energetic live shows.
Since the summer of 2010, vocalist Emmy Kadee and guitarist Willem-Pieter Zoutendijk have been working on the Standup ’69 sound. At the end of 2012, drummer Bruno Vogel joined the band and the MicroKorg synth became a permanent element of their thrilling live performances. The trio creates a trippy, sexy and energetic live show that grabs the attention of the audience and takes them on a wild ride. After a lot of performing, experimenting and recording, they released their first 7-track EP in October of 2014.
In 2015 they played 30 shows and crossed the Dutch borders on their first UK tour. The band is steadily building up a reputation by winning the Eendrachtsfestival Rotterdam twice, winning the public prize in the 'Grote Prijs van Rotterdam' and by receiving a nomination for a Rotterdam Music Award for the 'Not Like Home' single that was released in September.
Standup '69 released their second EP '5X69' on the 18th of March 2016 in WORM (Rotterdam) with a whole new live experience with stunning visuals. Soon afterwards they were selected for the Popronde 2016 and expanded their horizons with tours through Germany and the UK.
The band spend most of 2017 recording and producing their upcoming debut album 'Communicate' which will be released 30 March 2018 on Butler Records. With their singles 'Communicate With Me', 'Dark Space' and 'As It Comes' they have set foot in a new direction for their music and live experience. The release party will be on 31 March 2018 at V11, Rotterdam.
Standup '69 is:
Emmy Kadee | vocals, guitars & synth
Willem-Pieter Zoutendijk | guitars & vocals
Bruno Vogel | drums, production